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Reps want use of NIN for UTME registration suspended

November 13, 2019 House keeper 0

The House of Representatives on Wednesday directed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), to suspend the planned use of the National Identity Number (NIN) in the registration of candidates for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The call was necessitated by the need to carry out adequate sensitization, as well as for the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to Read More

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Nigeria no longer depend on donor agencies, petroleum for development — Fowler

November 7, 2019 House keeper 0

The Chairman, Joint Tax Board (JTB), Mr Tunde Fowler, has posited that Nigeria has outgrown total dependence on oil sector and international donors to develop her land. Fowler disclosed this at the South east Zone Regional flag-off ceremony for the new National TIN Registration System held at Awka, the Anambra state capital on Thursday. The event attended by representatives of Read More

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Another 141 Nigerians return from Libya

October 25, 2019 House keeper 0

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Thursday received another batch of 141 stranded Nigerian returnees from Libya. The Coordinator, NEMA Lagos Territorial Office, Abubakar Muhammed, received the returnees on behalf of the Federal Government at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Mr Muhammed told reporters the returnees arrived aboard a chartered Al Buraq Air plane Read More

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FCT FA board set to revamp league

October 3, 2019 House keeper 0

Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Football Association has concluded plans to revamp and the state men’s and women’s leagues so as to attract many sponsors. Addressing journalists in his office, Chairman of the Association, Abah Mouktar Mohammed, disclosed that the affiliation and league registration fees which is eighty thousand (N80,000) each will be reduced to encourage more clubs to participate in Read More

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JAMB to candidates: No NIN, no 2020 UTME

September 26, 2019 House keeper 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has called on all prospective candidates for the 2020 UTME to acquire the National Identification Number (NIN). The board’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, said Tuesday that the aim was to ensure the biometric and other necessary details of a candidate were captured, to check examination malpractice. Benjamin said in a statement  in Lagos that the call was Read More

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Xenophobia: Another batch of Nigerians back from South Africa

September 19, 2019 House keeper 0

The second batch of Nigerian returnees fleeing from xenophobic attacks in South Africa arrived in Nigeria on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fleeing returnees were aided by the Federal Government with the assistance of a Nigerian carrier, Air Peace. The B777 aircraft, with registration number 5N-BWI, which departed Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, landed at Read More

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Kogi begins accreditation, issuance of licenses to eligible schools

June 28, 2019 House keeper 0

Kogi Government says it will begin accreditation and issuance of licences to eligible schools, seeking registration in the state on July 9. The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Rosemary Osikoya, made the announcement at a meeting with the top officials of the ministry in her office Tuesday in Lokoja. She expressed the readiness of the ministry to Read More

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Only indigenous firms, professionals ‘ll execute sensitive projects – Fashola

May 7, 2019 House keeper 0

Minister of Power Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that the federal government’s resolve to use indigenous professionals and firms in the design and execution of sensitive projects, especially those that involved in national security. Fashola who stated this in Abuja at a Colloquium, organised by Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON ) revealed that the government’s resolution only allowed foreign experts to Read More

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MTN to list on Nigeria Stock Exchange

May 6, 2019 House keeper 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said it received MTN’s request for listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). SEC’s Head of Corporate Communications, Efe Ebelo, said in an email to journalists that the commission is “in receipt of an application from MTN requesting registration of their existing securities. “They have applied for listing by introduction which will enable Read More

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NNL draws hold on Wednesday

March 18, 2019 House keeper 0

The management of Bet9ja Nigeria National League,NNL ,has confirmed that the proposed Annual General Meeting (AGM) and draw for the 2018/2019 League season will hold as earlier scheduled on Wednesday 20th March,2019. The AGM before now  was to be held two weeks ago but following the general elections in Nigeria and the in ability of clubs to meet up with Read More

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NAGAFF backs shippers’ council registration policy

March 7, 2019 House keeper 0

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has thrown its weight behind the registration policy introduced recently by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), saying it is a move towards boosting port efficiency. NAGAFF President, Increase Uche, Tuesday said the NSC registration is similar to others carried out by government agencies in the port including the Nigerian Port Authority Read More

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2019 UTME: JAMB registers 1.8m candidates

February 28, 2019 House keeper 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it had registered over 1.8m candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB’s head of media and information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. NAN reports that registration of candidates for the all Computer Based Test (CBT) Read More

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JAMB to transport candidates with biometric difficulties for exam in Abuja

February 25, 2019 House keeper 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has said no fewer than 22 candidates with biometric registration challenges would sit for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) at the headquarters of the board in Abuja. The board also said it will be responsible for the cost of transportation of the candidates to and from Abuja. Speaking with Premium Times Read More

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NAICOM approves GOXI as State Composite Microinsurance coy

February 19, 2019 House keeper 0

In its drive to ensure insurance market development through enhanced access points for Insurance services in Nigeria, the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has granted approval to GOXI Microinsurance Company Limited to operate as a State Composite Microinsurance firm transacting Life and General Micro insurance business in Lagos state only.  This is one of several applications received in the Commission from Read More

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Capital market: SEC shuts ‘Growing Circle’ over illegal activities

February 19, 2019 House keeper 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sealed off the premises of Growing Circle in Lagos for engaging in illegal fund management activities. According to the Commission, the company was shut down for carrying out investment operations that falls within fund management without registration with the apex regulator.  The commission had established that the company’s activities also constituted an infraction of the Read More

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INEC recruits, trains 25,000 ad-hoc staff in Anambra- REC

January 30, 2019 House keeper 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recruited and trained 25,000 ad-hoc staff for the conduct of the general elections in Anambra. The State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, said Anambra recorded the highest number of voters in the country in three years, adding that the state moved from 1.9 million voters registered in 2015 to about 2.5 Read More

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UTME: JAMB slams suspension on 9 centres for malpractice

January 29, 2019 House keeper 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it has registered 869,709 candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), scheduled to hold in March. JAMB stated this in its weekly bulletin from the office of the registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede Monday. The board also revealed that it has suspended nine Computer-Based Test centres, that had breached the rules Read More

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Interswitch opens platforms for easy 2019 JAMB / UTME registration

January 9, 2019 House keeper 0

Following its accreditation by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to provide ePINs and forms for candidates looking to register for the JAMB/UTME examinations, Interswitch, a foremost Pan-African digital payment and commerce company, has announced the opening of its platforms for the 2019 JAMB/UTME registrations. Prospective candidates seeking to register for the 2019 JAMB/UTME examinations, can easily obtain their Read More

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NYSC extends deadline for registration of corps members

October 26, 2018 House keeper 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has extended the deadline for registration of corps members at the various camps to Saturday, October 27, especially for newly mobilised Unilorin graduates. According to Kunle Akogun, director of Corporate Affairs of University of Ilorin, the circular dated October 24 was sent to all state coordinators of NYSC. He said the memo was signed Read More

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Seplat completes offering of $350m 9.25% senior notes

March 22, 2018 House keeper 0

  Seplat Petroleum has said that it has completed its offering of $350 million in aggregate principal amount of 9.25 per cent senior notes due 2023 (the “Notes”). The Notes have been issued by the company and guaranteed by certain of its subsidiaries. The company said thar the proceeds of the Notes, together with drawings under an amended and restated Read More

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Ekiti, Osun gov polls: INEC to devolve CVR to registration areas

March 22, 2018 House keeper 0

  In conformity with its tradition of bringing the CVR exercise closer to citizens in states preparing for end-of-tenure governorship elections, INEC would devolve the CVR exercise in Ekiti and Osun states to the Registration Area from Wednesday, April 11, to Monday, April 16, 2018. A statement issued yesterday by the Commission stated that the six-day exercise would afford more Read More

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Remo Stars announce squad ahead of NNL season opener

March 22, 2018 House keeper 0

Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) has completed the registration of (27) twenty-seven players for the upcoming Nigeria National League (NNL) season. The Sky Blue Stars retained six (6) players that participated in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) last season and has also promoted four (4) from the club’s youth cadre. The exciting youngsters promoted from Remo Stars U-19 are Read More

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Borno NPC demarcates Biu LG

March 16, 2018 House keeper 0

  National Population Commission (NPC) in Borno has commenced Enumeration Area Demarcation (EAD) in Biu LGA by deploying sophisticated technology methodology to carry out the EAD aimed at achieving full geographic information system (GIS) compliance. The commission is also constantly updating and improving its methodology to enable data collection in a more efficient user friendly manner, in collaboration with the Read More

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On Kano underage voting controversy

March 8, 2018 House keeper 0

On Kano underage voting controversy The dust raised over the underage persons caught voting in the recently conducted Kano local government elections, has refused to settle, instead, calls for probe of the incident have fueled the controversy. BASHIR MOHAMMED revisits the issue Reps’ resolve Against the backdrop of controversy that being generated by the reported case of child voters in Read More

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You can’t win elections on social media, group tells youths

February 26, 2018 House keeper 0

Ilorin An Abuja based advocacy group ‘‘One adult One Youth” yesterday took its sensitisation campaign on the ongoing registration of permanent voters card card (PVC) to Ilorin, Kwara state capital with an admonition that the youth cannot win election on social media. President of the group, Miss Ogbole Ene Lilian, who spoke with journalists in Ilorin shortly after embarking on Read More